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Yacht Safety, Security & Compliance Services

Where Expertise Meets Excellence

Fairport Global’s expert team is well-versed in yacht safety, compliance, new builds, refits, and technical support. Recognizing the importance of safety and security for all yachts, they manage adherence to essential practices and regulations. They expertly guide compliance with over 40 maritime conventions, encompassing 800+ codes on safety, security, and pollution, ensuring vessels meet current industry standards and amendments.

Full ISM - International Safety Management

The ISM Code is a mandatory management system for all commercial vessels over 500 gross tons. Fairport Global’s Full ISM service includes the initial setup of services and the ongoing management and oversight to ensure the vessel is maintained in a safe and legal status at all times with a Safety Management System (SMS). Fairport’s Full-ISM is tailor-made for each yacht.


A simplified basic version of the Full ISM for yachts over 70’ (24m), the Mini-ISM is a streamlined version of the ISM Code Safety Management System, customized specifically to the needs of charter yachts less than 500 gross tons. Fairport’s Mini-ISM is tailor-made for each yacht.

ISPS – International Ship and Port Facility Security

Like the ISM Code, ISPS applies to all commercial vessels over 500 gross tons. Fairport Global ensures each vessel has an approved security plan containing measures that can be implemented for various security levels set by local governing bodies.

Survey Compliance

Fairport Global adds a layer of vessel oversight and support, handling all activities relating to Flag State compliance and Classification Society requirements.

Technical Support

Fairport Global provides a technical oversight on matters relating to maintaining a yacht’s condition and its critical equipment as required of the Classification and Flag Administration.

Shipyard Consultancy*

Fairport Global acts as a technical consultancy for shipyard and refit periods, with a dedicated project manager responsible for reviewing the scope of works and estimates, advice on class required inspections and guidance on warranty negotiations.

*Additional payable service.

ManageMyVessel (MMV)

Use of Fairport Global’s real time Yacht Management Software, “ManageMyVessel”, is an integral part of our Yacht Management service for both Full ISM and Mini-ISM. With 24/7 online access to the entire ISM System, including the initial set up of the ISM System, including crew training and familiarization with the system, owner, captain and yacht manager can monitor the yacht’s accounts, maintenance, schedules, crew information and much more real time information at anytime from anywhere. The portal can be used to verify and maintain yacht statutory and classification society certification.


What is ISM?

The purpose of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code is to provide an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention. The code establishes safety-management objectives and requires a safety management system (SMS) to be established on board the yacht.

Who is responsible for the ISM?

The ISM is the responsibility of the people who manage and operate the vessel.

What is the difference between Full-ISM and Mini-ISM?

The ISM Code applies to all commercially registered yachts of 500 gross tons and above, including commercial yachts.

A Mini-ISM is applicable for yachts under 500 tons that are commercially registered. The Mini-ISM includes the same Safety Management System (SMS) as the Full-ISM. Mini-ISM can also be applied voluntarily to non-commercial vessels under 500 gross tons for sake of enhancing onboard safety practices.

What is MLC?

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an International Labour Organization convention, established in 2006 as the fourth pillar of international maritime law and embodies “all up-to-date standards of existing international maritime labour Conventions and Recommendations, as well as the fundamental principles to be found in other in other international labour Conventions.”

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